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    December 31, 2012
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fans have been waiting for for 13 years. e redskins are nfc east champions after beating the cowboys. now they are preparing for sunday's game against the seahawks. by not why secretary of state
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hillary clinton will be spending the new year in hospital. the latest on the race to avoid the fiscal cliff. lawmakers hope to make progress today as the clock winds down. good morning washington begins right now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning, washington. it is monday, december 31, new year's eve. cynne simpson has the day off. let's get to jacqui jeras. cold temperatures to finish off 2012. >> it is. it still feels warm and fuzzy after the redskins victory. you're supporting that nice victory tied there, scott. our weather had line for today a pretty decent day overall. the crowds will be on the increase slowly throughout the day. temperatures, we will be at or just above the seasonal averages mid 40's. we have changes on the way, with a light rain and snow max
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expected for your new year's day. nothing should impact your troubles. our temperatures this morning in the '20s and a few 30's. we have 30 at reagan national. 24 at dulles. 21 in culpeper. our express forecast, looking for the clout to move in. that is the latest on your forecast. we will head over to traffic with steve. >> thank you. let's take a look at 270. checking to see if there are any delays building to get past the accident. it looks like it has moved over to the shoulder. no back up at all. we are looking good there. we'll head back over to show you where the accident cleanup and investigation continues in northern virginia and northbound route 28 at i-66. only the left lane is squeezing by. southbound as open. order springfield, you can see traffic moving well in the main plant.
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all the age of the restrictions are in effect today. -- hov restrictions are in effect today. tomorrow, they will not be running at all. limited service hov restrictions in effect. >> much of the d.c. area is elated this morning after the redskins win over the cowboys. very few may be riding high as much as our own brianne carter. she is life in silver spring. did you get any sleep? >> sleep is underrated. people were talking about staying up all night long. a lot of people did exactly that. we're at a diner in silver spring. some people are just getting to that because of all the celebration. people have been talking about what has been happening after the big win at last night. many people say that this is a time for the burgundy and gold. >> what a night for washington
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-- the hometown team is headed to the playoffs. >> to stand before you today, 22, and the redskins are nfc champions. today, it is incredible. >> the beat the cowboys last night, 28-18, to walk away with the division title. they have a won seven games in a row after relatively slow start to the season. the boys in burgundy are hoping to move up the momentum for as they play host again next weekend, this time to the seattle seahawks. >> we knew at the beginning of this year we would do something special. it comes down to how bad we want it. >> scott, you're talking about the fans being deleted. there were electric inside the stadium last night. it felt like a playoff game. they are talking about having to the super bowl. that is what they like to talk about the most. this is the first time in a long time that this team has a chance. now we know they are headed to the playoffs. we'll talk about the game, and
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up on sunday. it will be at 4:30 at fedex field. reporting live, brianne carter. >> a smiling brianne carter. thank you very much. here is a look in the meantime at the nfl playoff picture. for a wild-card weekend cincinnati takes on houston. another saturday game will feature minnesota against green bay. on sunday, indianapolis takes on baltimore. the redskins will host the seahawks. the divisional round games will take place january 12, and that includes denver, san francisco atlanta, and newwe are following a developing story from new york where secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. a spokesman says that the plot was discovered in a follow-up exam for a concussion she suffered after she fainted and hit her head earlier this month. clinton is expected to stay in the hospital so doctors can monitor the medication being used to treat the clot. but neglect to john gonzalez on capitol hill to talk about the other big story in washington, d.c.
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that is the fiscal cliff. we are now just hours away trying to avert it. what is the latest, john? >> just hours, and some are calling it a false hope. lawmakers negotiated all weekend long but this morning, still no deal. >> while millions of americans prepared to ring in the new year, there is a count on a different kind lynn, a deadline set to trigger a broad tax increases and drastic cuts in domestic and military spending. >> we will have for their amendments. >> several issues are still being debated. the president is trying to broker a deal that would at least preserve tax rates on families with incomes under $250,000. it would extend expiring unemployment benefits. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle- class families do not go up that would hurt our economy. >> republicans are adamant about keeping the estate and
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inheritance taxes from going up. over the weekend, an offer was made on the gop side. a counter proposal was never presented. >> i am willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> if there is no deal today scott, we can tell you that the average american family will start the new year with 3 $400 tax hike. reporting live on capitol hill, john gonzalez, abc 7 is. >> thank you, john. 5:07. at 29 degrees. the kardashian clan is
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>> i am from fort washington, maryland. i am excited about the redskins. they are out there doing it. they have been all over the plate -- all over the place. i want to say good morning, washington. >> are right back at you. we are in the weather center. a little bit of burgundy and gold. look this is great football weather. great new year's eve at weather. >> it will not be bad. the only pickup is tomorrow. we'll have a bit of a wintery mix. i think it will be light enough. unless you're staying up all night -- you should be ok.
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let's start you out with our temperatures. this is the big story. we are downright chilly. we have 21 in manassas and culpeper. 27 in winchester. 30 degrees at reagan national. our temperatures are 10-15 degrees colder than they were yesterday. you're feeling the difference. we will shake things out slightly above average as we head into the afternoon. our highs will be in the low to mid 40's. tomorrow, like wintery mix. when i say light, i mean light. only about 30% chance. are really quite look at the 7- day forecast. that is the latest from the weather center. time for traffic. >> good morning. a quiet look at 395. it is moving nicely from springfield to the 14th street bridge. the problems reported at all. we're looking good. we will head over to the springfield interchange. we can see traffic moving well
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up 95, up to springfield, light volume in the mainland. the hov restrictions are in effect today. there is a reduced service today, about every second train or so. metro is on a regular schedule today. >> 29 degrees out right now. the latest on the woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train. what a
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>> this is good morning washington, on your side. >> checking our top stories at 5:15, redskins fans are celebrating the team's first nfc east title in 13 years. rg3 led the burgundy and gold to a 28-18 won over the dallas cowboys at texas hill. the skins will not face seattle at home in the first round of the playoffs on sunday. secretary of state for clinton is being treated for a blood clot in the new york -- in a new york hospital. a spokesman says the plot was discovered during a polyp exam
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on sunday that stemmed from a concussion she suffered when she fainted and deter had earlier this month. the white house and congress only have a few hours to reach a deal to avert tax hikes and spending cuts sought to take place tomorrow. leaders are at odds over several issues including the income level for higher tax rates. a woman charged with killing a man a pushing and in front of a new york city subway train is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. prosecutors say that she pushed the man in front of a train because she thought it would be cool. she reportedly said in the past that she hates hindus and muslims. ♪ families and friends gathered in upstate new york to remember lieutenant michael stefanari. -- chatinari.
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one man is accused of killing his sister and the two firemen by deliberately setting house on fire. >> he was so generous, loving, and thoughtful. he was my best friend. even though i am surrounded by wonderful people i have an incredibly lonely feeling. my heart is broken, and i'm so thankful for the years we did share. >> two other firefighters were wounded. spangler killed himself. president obama talked about guns during a sunday morning interview. the president told nbc's "meet the press" that the day when 20 children and seven adults were killed in town was the hardest day of his presidency. >> i am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. i think that the vast majority of the american people are
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skeptical that that somehow or to solve our problem. >> the president pledged to put his full weight behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence. the body of the newtown shooter has been claimed for burial. that is the word from the state medical examiner. somebody wanted to remain anonymous -- an ominous -- anonymous claimed adam lanza's body. 5:18, and jacqui terrace is here. we have been talking about whether all morning long. noticeably culver out there. -- colder out there. >> it was brittle. the winds have died down. that is the good news. temperatures have cooled down as well. 30 degrees is our temperature at reagan national. that is always the exception rather than the rule. take a look at temperatures across the region. for the most part, we are in the
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'20s. i am thinking that annapolis is incorrect. the temperature at frederick, 30 degrees. 21 in manassas. 21 degrees in culpeper. we're about 10-15 degrees colder than we were this time yesterday. while the winds calmed down there is enough of a breeze that there is a touch of a wind chill factor. it feels like 20 at the lows. when charles r., 18 and 21 in hagerstown. -- wind chills are feeling like 21 in hagerstown. our average today is 44 for the highs and 29 for our low. we will be right within the ballpark for our afternoon high. we have a little bit of clotting is pushing and from the west. you can see there is a little bit of an area trying to make its way in now. that will clear out. you'll see more sunshine than anything else this morning. clouds will filter in throughout the day. this is our next weather maker, making a wintry mass over parts
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of the nation's midsection, a kansas city and st. louis. cold air up to the north. these are things that will move into our neighborhood. we will see a bit of a wintery mix. it will come at us in two stages in the morning tomorrow and in the late day hours. you can see more rain more than anything else. for the most part it will stick to our south. when i say a light wintery mix it will be light. increasing cloudiness today, our high between 42-46. for tonight, looking for cloudy skies, our lows between 30-37 degrees. midnight temperature, upper 30's, around 38, 39 degrees. we will stay dry until the morning. a wintery mix for your happy new year. what a great start to the new year. once we get through tomorrow, the rest of the week is looking very nice. an increase in the sunshine with highs in the upper 30's and low or 40's. last day at 2012, tell us canoes
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on traffic. >> we'll take a look at -- good news on a traffic. >> we will take a look at activity on route 28 in centerville. you can see 1 plant getting by to the left. this is an accident that happened in the 1:00 hour this morning resulting in a fire and a lot of investigation. we still have one lane getting by northbound on route 28 right around i-66. you can also see it that the northbound side is open completely. there is activity restricted to the southbound lane. let's go quickly over to maryland cameras. take a look at 270 at 109. there was an accident south of one or nine on the shoulder. -- south of the 109 on the shoulder. scott, back to you.
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>> in today's tech bytes complaints about lithium batteries and apple products. >> in today's tech bytes worries about lithium batteries. in regulations to kick in next year and shipments of batteries that are used in mobile phones electric cars, and more. some say the rules do not go far enough. the pro-government is making it easier for companies to get approval to offer inflight internet service. there is still no word on when passengers will be able to use electronic devices during takeoff and landing. the big apple is planning the attack apple for its rise in climate -- in crime. an increase in fact of apple device is more than increases -- more than covers the increase in major crimes. iphones and ipads are the major targets. zynga as putting petville in the pund. ound.
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>> kai, my name is bernie, i'm from ireland. hail to the redskins. >> good morning washington. >> the good morning, right back at you. by:26. get ready for baby kimye. kim kardashian and connie west are expecting a baby. west made the announcement at a concert in atlantic city. kardashian is about 12 weeks pregnant. congratulations were spotted on twitter. the card at -- kim kardashian is working to finalize a divorce from nba player chris humphries. the new york police department is signing thousands of extra patrols for new year's eve. crews tested the famous ball that will drop to usher in 2013.
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they also tested the kentucky dropped. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pack midtown manhattan tonight to help bring in the new year. 5:26 29 degrees, news continues with good morning washington at 5:30. still ahead, a spectacular win by the redskins moves them into the postseason. >> brussels and will be the wild -- will be the beltway legend in the playoffs. >> the redskins are nfc east champs, and they move on to play the seahawks.
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>> this is "good morning washington." >> we want to go all the way.
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it starts in seattle. >> rg3 says he will not celebrate until the redskins win the super bowl. fans and players are rejoicing over their title since 1999. it is monday, december 31, new year's eve. let's get to the weather and talk about the new year's eve forecast. >> not too much to complain about. even in the new year things look pretty good. we expect a little wintry mix tomorrow, but i don't think it will interfere with your revelling tonight. the clouds are making their way in. you can see that on the satellite and radar. they will be increasing throughout the day. temperatures for the most part are in the mid and upper 20s, 30 at reagan national, 34 act dulles. looking for party clout skies. partly sunny by noontime. mostly cloudy by 5:00 p.m., 45
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degrees for the high temperature. let's head over to traffic. >> take another look at the accident investigation in virginia northbound on route 28 near i-66. it is in the northbound direction or that activity is. you can get by with one lane slowly getting back to the left. you do not want to wait take maybe 29. 28 is moving. it was closed on the southbound side -- it was closed earlier, the southbound side is moving smoothly with everything open. northbound 395, hov lanes in effect. mattmetro rail, and earlier malfunction. leftover delays on the yellow
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line. back to you. >> thank you. we want to go to brianne carter and talk about the big win for the redskins. i am sure some people are just getting to bed because they have been celebrating this big victory. >> absolutely. we just live picture from fedex field, people cleaning up. they said good morning and good night. how could people have gone to bed right after the win? what a celebration and a lot to celebrate. this is the first time since 2007 the boys in burgundy have made it to the playoffs and the first time in more than a decade they are the champions of the nfc east, certainly it was an amazing night at fedex field. the fans were electric. many describe it like it was a playoff game. there will get to experience that firsthand. there will be a playoff game
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there next sunday. this was a relatively slow start to the season for the redskins. the fans were optimistic and certainly proved to be true. listen to what the head coach has to say about the slow start to the season and where they are now. >> i don't think i have ever been 3-6 and had seven in a row. i don't think so. we have never been more clothes than that. >> certainly, a lot to look forward to as they had to the playoffs. not too many people this morning. we expect more people might start coming out and getting their breath, getting and that once again. one player described it, one way to look at it, a very late christmas present. another way, a great way to start the new year. >> that was almost a smile was all on coach shanahan. >> absolutely. you saw a little smirk and a
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corner of his face. -- on a corner of his face. it was an amazing game. a lot of us a little bleary eyed this morning. a >> a litle visine helps. here's a rundown, cincinnati will take on houston on saturday. also, another big game will be minnesota at green bay. on sunday, the colts will take on the ravens. the redskins host the seahawks later that day. the divisional round games will take place the week of january 12 including denver, san francisco, atlanta, and new england. the latest developments on the health of secretary of state clinton. she is in a new york hospital being treated for blood clot after suffering a concussion. >> hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion
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she suffered several weeks ago. her doctors discovered the clot earlier in the day during a follow-up examination for the concussion. no details of where the clock is or other concerns have been released. this is not the first time she's been diagnosed with a blood clot. in 1998, shed a blood clot behind her right knee. the 65-year-old secretary of state had a stomach virus earlier this month. she became dehydrated, fainted struck her head which caused a concussion. she had canceled a trip abroad after not feeling well and not well enough to appear on capitol hill to testify on the september 11 attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. she is being treated with anti kawai gallons and doctors want to medicaid -- observe the medication over the next 48 hours. >> former president george h.w. bush's condition appears to be improving. the 88-year old has been moved from the intensive care unit back to a regular room at a
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houston hospital. he has been hospitalized since late november for bronchitis- related cough. hugo chávez is suffering additional issues. he has not been seen or heard from since undergoing his fourth cancer-related surgery, as three weeks ago. government official said he might not return in time for his inauguration january 10. to the fiscal cliff showdown, it has gone from a matter of days to just hours before we reach the so-called fiscal cliff. john gonzales is live on capitol hill to talk about the latest in the rather tense negotiations. >> sun this morning might describe this as desperation. the white house says vice- president joe biden is planning a direct role in the talks. these critical talks will resume today here on capitol hill while millions of americans prepare to ring in the new year tonight. there is a countdown of a
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different kind looming, a deadline that is set to trigger a broad tax increases and drastic cuts in domestic and military spending if nothing else, the president is try to broker a deal that would at least reserve tax rates on families with income under $250,000 and extend expiring unemployment benefits. republicans are adamant about keeping the state tax from going up. an offer was made on the gop side but a counter proposal was never presented. false hope, some say. it is truly the 11th hour. if there is not a deal today we're not only talking about tax increases next year, but about millions of americans who would not be able to file their taxes until late march. you guessed it, that would trigger -- refunds would be delayed, so that could be a problem for about 100 million americans. >> a lot of crossed fingers. thank you.
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29 degrees. still ahead, get ready to pay more to take the toll road. we of details on a rate increas we spend a lot of time on the feed because a chicken is what it eats. [ jim ] this seal verifies we feed my fresh all-natural chickens an all-vegetarian diet including socorn, soybeans, and marigolds. no animal by-products. no meat and bone meal. when you put my chicken on the table you know where it came from.
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well i always worry about what's in the food that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat breading that is whole grain with omega-3 and no preservatives. it is my goal to make the highest quality, best-tasting nugget on the market. i want consumers to go "dang, that's a good nugget." >> i am a huge redskins fan. go skins. beat the cowgirls. >> she got her wish.
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we take that before the game. >> i loved it. >> they wanted to say cowgirls. >> they beat them. they beat them well. it was not just a little win. >> eventually, we have to look forward to next sunday's forecast. >> too far away. our weather pattern is going to be much more tranquil as we head into the new year. tomorrow is really the only dale -- day we will be dealing with anything relatively big. a lot of us waking up to temperatures in the '20s. with that breeze we have, it feels like low 20s and even a few teens. 20 dulles. bwi, 24. the clouds will be moving in throughout the day. today will be dry. high temperatures and low to mid-40s. tomorrow is when we will start to see a little wintry mix.
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it will be very light and only about a 30% chance. it will be cloudy more than anything else for your new year's day. seven-day forecast is just minutes away. >> we will head back to route 28 in centerville, virginia. the activity continues northbound on i-66 just past i- 66. northbound, one lap down lane is open. -- northbound, one left lane is open. southbound is fine. just one lane getting by northbound. it will be slow around the interchange. springfield, we consume relatively light line of traffic in both the mainland. hov restrictions are in effect today.
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metro bus metrorail, on a regular weekday schedules. >> keeping with the commute, it will soon cost you more to drive a local toll road beginning tomorrow. tolls on the dulles toll road will go up by 25 cents costing $1.75 to drive through the main toll plaza. $1 at the onramp and of france. the additional revenue will help pay for the metro rail extension to dulles airport. a piece of history is on display for only two more days.
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>> coming at new at 6:00, while many girls want to be the duchess of cambridge, we know which feature a day envy mos. a daring rescue nearly as a tragic outcome.
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find out how robert griffin iii factors in the history. it is all ahead. same-sex couples are counting down the hours until they can legally marry in maryland. the state's same-sex marriage law takes effect tomorrow. couples that have been allowed to apply for licenses since voters approved and the referendum back in november. d.c. police are trying to figure out who broke into a charter school and stole some computers. it happened around 11:00 saturday night at next step charter school on 15th street nw. if you have information call d.c. police. the emancipation proclamation will remain on display at the national archives through tomorrow. the documents sparked the chain of events that led to the passage of the 13th of ament outlawing slavery. tomorrow will be exactly 150 years since president abraham lincoln issued the emancipation
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proclamation. the original document is displayed for a limited time each year because of its fragility. it can be made worse by exposure to light. checking is around the world investigators are searching for the cause of a deadly airplane crash in russia that was caught on tape. authorities say five of the eight people on board the airplane died after it veered off the runway while landing at a moscow airport on saturday. the aircraft broke into pieces, some of which he saw there with and to nearby highway. and a report on violence in afghanistan finds the of all the -- overall situation is improving. violence in afghanistan fell in 2012. anitoch spokesperson credits afghan forces with "surgically remove the insurgent leaders from the battle space." insider killings by uniformed afghans against their foreign allies unfortunately, rose
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dramatically. nine people died and more than 20 others hurt in a tour bus crashed in eastern oregon. the driver lost control of the bus on an icy highway crashed through a guard rail, and went down a steep and batman. rescuers braved freezing temperatures to reach the victims. 40 people were on the bus heading from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia. after creating the ipod, iphone, ipad, is apple working on an iwatch? we go live to bloomberg headquarters for more. >> looking at jobs, a lot of folks will be looking for one in the new year. more people hoping to and expecting a pay raise. all this according to a website that says 30% of job-seekers will look for a new job next year if the economy does not get any worse, while nearly one in five folks will look for a job in the next three months.
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of those looking for work, they say salary is the biggest factor when it comes to accepting a job while location or commute as well as growth opportunities come in second and third in consideration. if you cannot get enough of apple gadgets, the latest and greatest thing in the pipeline could be a watch. an apple analyst, says it is a market apple could be looking at. sources tell a chinese attack website apple may be looking to release the watched potential in the first half of next year. some folks already use the nano with a band as a watch. that is business news. >> very true. it will be interesting how they handle that. thank you for that report. >> nano with a band. i never thought of that. >> you could get the forecast on
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it. >> young people do not wear watches any more because they use their fun to check the time. i am wearing a watch, and so are you. >> how are we looking today? >> today is looking good. overall, not a bad day. clouds moving in. starting out chilly. by the end of the day, we will balance out. 30 degrees right now, dewpoint is at 20. the winds are southwest that a m.p.h. most of us are dealing with the twenties. our temperatures are colder this morning than they were at this time yesterday morning by a good 10 degrees. you are definitely feeling the difference if you are and early riser over the weekend. the clouds will be streaming in throughout the day today. that will keep our temperatures despite what the cloud cover we
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will get up there. advertise 44 and we will be within that ballpark in the afternoon. -- average is 44 and we will be within the ballpark in the afternoon. most of the clouds right now are high and thin clouds. you will have filtered sunshine. cold air advancing from the northwest with this moisture from the southwest, lots of winter weather advisories today for those travelers in places like kansas city, st. louis indianapolis. just a couple of inches of snow expected there. that arrives here by the morning hours tomorrow. we will see a bit of a wintry mix. it could come in two waves. look how most of the states to the south of d.c. it will not be a terrible day altogether for tomorrow. i do think this will come in, by the way, after the midnight hour. go ahead and celebrate. increasing clouds today, 42 to 46 degrees. tonight, we expect to see cloudy
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skies. low temperatures between 30 and 37 degrees. we'll have our wintry mix for new year's day. it will feel like a sleep-in kind of day. increasing sunshine with temperatures in the upper 30's for the first week of 2013. the last day of 2012, problems on the roadways. >> we will go back to the biggest problem right now northbound on route 28 at i-66. you can see traffic moving very slowly from right to left on the northbound side or the investigation of the earlier accident happened before 2:00 this morning. jesse laughed lane getting by northbound. southdown is open -- just getting by with one lane northbound. southbound is open. just a heads up for the interchange 28 and 66 in centerville, virginia.
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395 northbound, looking pretty good. no delays. no incidents all the way up 95 and 395 across the bridge into town. >> all right. 29 degrees. coming up, a new study reveals which city has the most postings on twitter.
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active city in terms of posted tweets is jakarta, indonesia. other cities at the top five including new york, tokyo london, and south paolo. scoring another big victory over the weekend, on sunday, returning for the first time since his leukemia diagnoses. >> the head coach of the indianapolis colts already facing heavy odds when the season started, fresh off an off season last year, the fans have wondered where the good times have gone. then the diagnosis. the 52-year-old coach was forced to leave the team for treatment of leukemia. turning record around, making it to the playoffs. but the hospital the coach was recalling the moment doctors told him he could go home. >> the doctor came in and we had
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a conversation. he said, your cows are starting to come up a little bit. he said there were good enough to go home. you are like, uh -- it is like a day early. so. anyway, he says, what time is the game? i said, we play at 1:00 today. he said, you should be out of here by noon and make it home in time to see the game from home. so i was back. it was awesome. it was a great day. it was a great day. >> today their prayers are answered. the coach was back. >> while he was undergoing treatment. >> from the stands, chants, "we want chuck